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Nissan Altima Coupe

The Nissan Altima Coupe is a mid-size 2-door sedan and was based on a previous model, the Nissan Bluebird. The earliest model, released in 1993, was known as the "Stanza Altima," and the word "Stanza" was placed on a sticker on the trunk lid next to the Altima emblem. The Altima models in the first generation were fitted with a Nissan 4 cylinder, 150 hp engine. Buyers had the choice of either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.

The second generation of the Nissan Altima was introduced to North American buyers in 1998. Updated interiors, and a folding back seat were new features added at that point, along with depowered airbags. Buyers liked the updated design and found that it appeared roomier than first generation vehicles. On the down side, this version's styling was described as being "plain," which proved disappointing for some potential buyers.

The second generation of Altima gave way to a third version in 2002. This product was offered exclusively to buyers in North America; Japanese buyers have the option of buying the Teana, which is similar. Designers, appreciating the fact that American buyers don't like to feel boxed in while driving, increased the interior volume on this version to 118.6 cubic feet. This gave the Nissan Altima the distinction of being the mid-size Japanese sedan with the largest amount of interior space. This model's 20-gallon fuel tank was also the largest for cars in this class.

The 2003-2004 version saw the introduction of a two-tone dash color and a 245 hp engine. Models released between 2002 and 2004 with a manual gearbox were the lightest of all the V6, four-door cars on the market.

The Nissan Altima Coupe is a relative newcomer to the car-buying market; it was released in May of 2007 (2008 model). Unlike previous versions of the Altima, the Coupe is a two-door version. In addition to being lower in height and shorter in length than the Sedan, this version also has a shorter wheel base. It competes well with the Honda Accord Coupe in both looks and performance.

The 2008 version of Nissan Altima Coupe is offered in two engine sizes: a 3.5 L, 175 hp version and a 2.5 L, 175 hp version. Coupe buyers can expect to get 34 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.

Nissan Altima MPG

Nissan Altima Coupe Reviews by Year

2012 Nissan Altima Coupe
While the 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe is only available in two models, you can hardly go wrong in choosing either one. It’s like choosing between a good IPA and a great Red Ale – you’re going to like either one. Both the 2.5 S and the 3.5 SR have extremely sporty and luxurious exterior looks, as well as great engineering under the hood. The 2.5 S starts at $23,780, while the 3.5 SR begins at $28,710. This is a very reasonable price, considering what you’ll be getting. In fact, test drivers had very little negative comments about the 2012 Altima Coupe. The one complaint was that there is less room for backseat passengers than in other cars in its class. .

Through sheer engineering, the manufacturers were able to allow both models obtain 32 MPG highway and 23 in-town, while powered by either a 175 horsepower 4-ylinder engine, or a 270 horsepower V6 manual transmission. Nissan engineers have even “field-tested” the Altima Coupe for durability in extreme conditions. In their tests, they put the car under 266 light bulbs reaching a total temperature around the car of around 128 degrees Fahrenheit. more
2010 Nissan Altima Coupe
With 5-star ratings from the NHTSA, the 2010 Nissan Altima coupe offers an impressive list of both passive and active safety features. This front wheel driven, 5-passenger coupe is also surprisingly refined and sporty.
2009 Nissan Altima Coupe
The 2009 Nissan Altima Coupe is an affordable and sporty mid-sized car designed for drivers. It was completely redesigned in 2007, the beginning of the 4th generation for the Altima.
2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Anti-lock brakes were added to the standard equipment list of all Altima's this year, but the big news is the debut of the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe as the brand new and distinctive partner of the popular Altima Sedan.
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